An inspirational story from holocaust survivor Ruth Schwiening

Did you get to see Susi Wright’s fabulous exhibition, Six Million White Roses, in The Buttermarket in Newark last month?

It finished a few days ago and attracted lots of visitors to explore the amazing artwork on display…

And raised some well-deserved funds from the sale of quite a few of them, which is going to The National Holocaust Centre over in Laxton.

One of the exhibitors was holocaust survivor Ruth Schwiening who’ll be speaking at the centre on Sunday 11 December. This is a great chance to hear her story which Susi quite rightly describes as moving, humbling and inspiring.

Ruth’s new book, which was on sale during the exhibition in The Buttermarket, will be available to buy and Ruth will be on hand to chat to visitors and sign copies too.

Booking for the event is essential and tickets are on sale, priced £9 for adults and £7.50 for over 65s and children between 8 and 16 years old. Children aged 3 to 8 are admitted free and family tickets, for 2 adults and up to three children, are just £28 each.

The talk itself runs from 1pm to 2.30pm and the centre will be open from 10am to 4.30pm to allow visitors to explore the exhibitions and memorial gardens.

To book tickets, call 01623 836627 or visit the centre’s website and click on the What’s On tab on the menu at the top of the home page.

If you weren’t able to visit Six Million White Roses in person, you can follow this link to see some recent coverage on Notts TV – just fast forward to around 13 minutes in to find it…

And make sure keep an eye out for the flipbook coming soon, with lots of photos of the fantastic work Susi and all of the artists brought to town last month.

Photo by Jackie Spindley


Ballet at its best in Southwell this month

It’s one of the best-known, best-loved tales of all time and with Christmas just around the corner, Cinderella‘s on plenty of theatre programmes when it comes to pantos…

But if ballet’s more up your street, you’ll definitely want to hear what Christina Phillips-Kelly has to say when she joins June on this week’s Girls Around Town!

Postponed for a couple of years because of Covid lockdowns, The Studio at Averham‘s production of this beautiful ballet comes to the stage at Southwell Minster School Theatre at 5.30pm on Saturday 17 December and 2.30pm on Sunday 18 December.

Packed full of fun, dance and laughter, it’s the perfect opportunity to for you and your family to enjoy watching the children perform as mice and butterflies while Cinderella pirouettes en pointe!

Tickets are on sale now, priced £12 for adults, £6 for children and £8 for concessions but it’s no surprise to learn that they’re selling fast…

So make sure you call The Studio at Averham directly on 07510 666517 or email your order to soon to get yours.

And don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best by tuning into 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 10am this weekend to hear Christina’s report on how the preparations for those two special days have been going since she was last on air with June a few weeks ago…

Catching up with Susi and Josh

If you missed yesterday morning’s show, when Susi Wright and Joshua Haith joined June with the latest news of the Six Million White Roses exhibition in The Buttermarket, here’s a chance to find out what they both had to say…